We’ve built some beautiful homes in 2023, in many different sizes and styles. A lot of those homes have won regional Masterbuilder House of the Year Awards so we know what it means to build a truly exceptional home. But we pride ourselves on building homes that aren’t just beautiful now - we want you to enjoy them for many years to come. It’s a tricky balance, helping our clients embrace the trends while also trying to ensure what we do doesn’t date quickly. So here are a few trends that we’ve seen in our 2023 homes that we think will endure the test of time and continue to be popular next year and beyond.
1. Bye, bye beige. In 2022 we saw a lot of beige colour schemes and decor. We love the neutral, minimalist vibe but we’re also really happy to see a little more colour has snuck in this year. Instead of going with entirely beige colour schemes, we’ve noticed our clients adding pops of colour through art, feature walls or wallpapers to break it up and make it a little more expressive of their personalities. This trend looks set to continue into 2024 and probably continue to lean towards more and more colour.
2. Traditional homes. For 2023 we’ve seen a lot of our clients choose more traditional designs for their new home builds. One of our homes that won big in the regional Masterbuilder House of the Year awards had a classic weatherboard exterior and was designed to look like it had been there for a long time but with all the modern features, warmth and comfort you would expect from a new build. We’ve had a lot more clients interested in country home styling or cottage home styling and we’ve been loving working with our awesome interior designers to provide that!
3. Bringing nature in. If there’s one thing that provides timeless inspiration, it’s Mother Nature. We’ve noticed that our clients have asked us to bring more natural elements into their homes, such as warm wood finishes and beautiful natural stones. Indoor-outdoor flow has never been more important for Kiwi families who recognise that their busy lives often keep them indoors throughout the weekdays. One way to stay connected with nature is to bring it inside as much as possible with natural elements and lots of skylights and windows to maximise natural light. Not only will this trend last into next year, but we’d put money on it being one that never goes out of style.
So those are three home trends that we’ve seen in 2023 that we expect to last long into 2024 and beyond. Want to check out some of the homes that feature these trends? Head to our inspirational gallery and browse to your heart's content.
Home trends that will last into 2024
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